Women’s Golf Upcoming Championship Sites Announced
31 Jan, 2020
The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) announced the next three sites for the women’s golf national championships through 2024. Ann Arbor, Oklahoma City and Quad Cities will all host the event in the coming years beginning in 2021.
Ann Arbor, Mich., will play host for the event in 2021 at the Eagle Crest Golf Club. In a partnership between the Ann Arbor Sports Commission and Concordia (Mich.), the championship will be played at the home course of Eastern Michigan University.
“The Ann Arbor Sports Commission, along with Concordia University and Eagle Crest Golf Club, are proud to host the 2021 NAIA Women’s Golf National Championship,” said Mike Malach, Ann Arbor Sports Commission Executive Director. “This a wonderful and prestigeous event to be held in Washtenaw County. We expect the championship to be a memorable event not only for the area but all the student-athletes competing that week.”
In 2022, the championship will return to Oklahoma City and Lincoln Park Golf Course. This is the current home for the event, which will finish its second and final year under the current agreement in Oklahoma City until it moves back for a single year in 2022.
“Oklahoma City University is excited to have the opportunity to bring the NAIA Women’s Golf Championship back to Oklahoma City in 2022,” said Jim Abbott, Oklahoma City University Director of Athletics. “We look forward to hosting the nation’s best golfers and providing them an experience that they will never forget.”
Beginning in 2023, the championship will move to the Quad Cities and will be played at TPC Deere Run. This will be the second golf championship for the course and Visit Quad Cities, which will play host for the men’s golf championship in spring of 2022.
“On behalf of the Visit Quad Cities Board of Directors, our team, and the Quad Cities regional destination, we are thrilled to serve as host of the 2023 and 2024 NAIA Women’s Golf National Championship,” said Dave Herrell, President and CEO, Visit Quad Cities. “The strong partnership among the NAIA, St. Ambrose University, TPC Deere Run, and Visit Quad Cities will deliver an incredible experience for the NAIA’s student-athletes, administrators, and fans. TPC Deere Run is simply one of the best golf venues in the United States and we look forward to showcasing the QC as some of the best collegiate golfers in the country compete for the national title. Women’s intercollegiate athletics is critically important to Visit Quad Cities, our brand narrative, and our region’s people attraction strategy.
“It is a huge benefit to secure multiple hosts that have experience running large-scale athletics events,” said NAIA President and CEO Jim Carr. “We’re pleased that the NAIA Women’s Golf Championship will be in good hands for the next five years.”
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